Investors in Communications Infrastructure

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Massachusetts Capital Resource Company

MASSACHUSETTS CAPITAL RESOURCE COMPANY was established in 1977 as a limited partnership privately owned and funded by Massachusetts-based life insurance companies. The Company’s mission was to create a source of risk capital to fill the senior debt to equity funding “gap” experienced by growing companies. Their investment activity complements, rather than competes with, the financing provided by senior lenders and equity investors. Mass. Capital provides higher risk growth and acquisition capital to manufacturing, distribution, service and technology companies. They focus on emerging growth and middle market companies with operations in Massachusetts. Their investments are structured to fit the specific needs of portfolio companies and to complement funding available from senior lenders and equity investors.

Kinetic Ventures

Kinetic Ventures, L.L.C. is a venture capital firm specializing in early stage investments. It also considers investments in the seed, growth, mid venture, emerging growth, and late stages companies in special situations. The firm typically invests in communications, information technology, and power and clean technology sectors. In communications sector, it focuses on last mile connectivity, video over the Internet, quadruple play, wireless infrastructure, RFID and sensor networks, and mobile video companies. In information technology sector, the firm seeks to invest in mobile platforms, open source, on-demand computing, customized content and entertainment, lite applications, and security and identity management companies. In power and clean technology sector, it focuses on smart grid, low carbon solutions, efficiency, environmental finance, sustainable industrial processes, and green building materials. The firm prefers to invest in companies based in the United States and selectively in Canada and outside of North America. In selected cases it considers investments in foreign companies. It seeks to invest between $2 million and $10 million in a company and for larger investments, the firm arranges a syndicate of investors. The firm prefers a Board seat in the portfolio company. It typically exits its investments through an IPO or acquisition. The firm was formerly known as Arete Ventures. Kinetic Ventures, L.L.C. was founded in 1983 and is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland with an additional office in Atlanta, Georgia.

Tennenbaum Capital Partners

Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC is an investment firm specializing in direct and secondary direct investments. For direct investments, it specializes in special situations, distressed debt, turnaround, PIPES, leverage buyout, growth, industry consolidation, corporate divestitures, complex ownership changes, expansion stage, and recapitalization investments in middle market companies. The firm typically invests in companies that are facing rapid secular or cyclical change or legal, operational, and financial challenges; turnarounds; restructurings; and bankruptcies. The firm prefers to make investments in technology, healthcare, energy and power, aerospace, forest products, paper, packaging, gaming/lodging, defense, clean technologies, media and business services, chemicals, retail and consumer services, real estate, telecommunications, housing & building products, natural resources, metals, mining, engineering & construction, environmental services, financial services, financial technology, transportation, logistics, utilities, and general manufacturing. It seeks to invest in North America with investing in Europe. It seeks to make equity investments between $10 million and $300 million in public and private companies with enterprise value between $100 million and $1500 million through open-market purchases and privately negotiated transactions. The firm makes debt investments between $10 million and $125 million in companies with enterprise values between $100 million and $1500 million. It can be an active control investor or a supportive financial partner. It takes minority stakes. Tennenbaum Capital Partners, LLC was founded in 1996 and is based in Santa Monica, California with additional offices in San Francisco, California; Atlanta, Georgia and New York, New York.

CDC Group

Founded in 1948, CDC Group is a Development Finance Institution and is wholly owned by the UK government. CDC's mission is to support the building of businesses throughout Africa and South Asia, to create jobs and to make a lasting difference in the lives of people who live in some of the world's poorest areas.


Cisco enables people to make powerful connections whether in business, education, philanthropy, or creativity. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible, providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. The company offers switching products, including fixed-configuration and modular switches, and storage products that provide connectivity to end users, workstations, IP phones, wireless access points, and servers; and next-generation network routing products that interconnect public and private wireline and mobile networks for mobile, data, voice, and video applications. Cisco was founded in 1984 by a small group of computer scientists from Stanford University. Since the company's inception, Cisco engineers have been leaders in the development of Internet Protocol (IP)-based networking technologies. The company is presently headquartered at San Jose, California.

August Equity

They focus on industries which are changing and evolving rapidly, often driven by factors such as changes in demographics, regulation, the need for the state to seek efficiencies and the continuing trend towards outsourcing. Our investment horizon is long-term and predicated on evaluating market and industrial trends. Industries that we are currently interested in include healthcare, social care, education services, IT managed and outsourced services industries.

Intel Capital

Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment program, is one of the largest worldwide corporate venture programs investing in the technology segment. With an overall strategy to stimulate advances in computing and communications, the Intel Capital team seeks out, and invests in, promising companies worldwide, working together to establish new and innovative technologies, develop industry standard solutions, drive Internet growth, and advance the computing platform. Since 1991, Intel Capital has invested more than $11.6 billion in approximately 1,437 companies in 57 countries. In that timeframe, 212 portfolio companies have gone public on various exchanges around the world and 377 were acquired or participated in a merger.


Accel-KKR LLC is a private equity firm specializing in growth capital, debt investment and middle market investments. It also makes mezzanine investments. The firm seeks to invest in buyouts of divisions of larger companies, divisional carveouts, subsidiaries and business units or operating assets from public companies; acquisitions and recapitalizations of closely held private companies; and going-private transactions of small and micro cap public companies. In buyouts, the firm specifically targets assets that are considered or are likely to be considered non-core assets that will typically include businesses with business models that are inconsistent or are incompatible with the parent and may have been under-invested in for some period. It pursues acquisition and recapitalization of private companies that prefer to remain private or which currently do not have the scale and/or growth profile to access the public markets but whose shareholder desire liquidity and/or access to growth capital including acquisition financing including founder and family owned businesses. The firm pursues going private transactions in public companies that are either subscale for the public markets or whose management teams have a business plan that is most appropriately executed as a private company. It primarily invests in technology industry including software, Internet technologies, online services, internet retail and IT enabled services as well as in various sub-segments including enterprise and infrastructure software, vertical market application software, technical software, networking software, enterprise computing and data storage, storage networking, data communications, telecommunications equipment, Internet services, business process outsourcing, supply chain, and professional IT services. It seeks to invest globally. The firm commits a wide range of capital, from less than $10 million to over $100 million, and typically invests in companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $200 million. It prefers to acquire majority ownership position, control investments, and minority growth investments. The firm is an affiliate of Accel Partners and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. Accel–KKR LLC was founded in February 2000 and is based in Menlo Park, California with additional offices in Atlanta, Georgia and London, United Kingdom.

Seaport Capital

Founded in 1997, Seaport Capital is a lower middle market buyout firm that invests in communication infrastructure and services, business and information services and media companies (the “Focus Sectors”). Seaport’s senior investment team has over 100 years of combined experience investing in the Focus Sectors, and the team has worked collectively for over 15 years. Seaport typically invests $10 to $30 million of equity capital in companies generating EBITDA between $3 and $15 million, with the goal of maximizing the return on invested capital. Seaport’s substantial industry expertise and investing experience enable it to develop successful strategies; its relationships and team help achieve them. Nearly all of Seaport’s platform investments have been owned by founders or entrepreneurs seeking a collaborative institutional partner to provide the financial and operational resources to grow their businesses and execute on a successful strategic plan.

Goldman Sachs (Japan) Co. Ltd., Investment Arm

Goldman Sachs Investment Partners is a global team of professionals from a wide range of backgrounds with one common goal—driving technology-based disruption. They have invested more than $6 billion in over 100 late-stage venture capital and growth equity transactions since 2003. They are dedicated to partnering with entrepreneurs around the world to build revolutionary businesses.
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